4.4 Fitness to practise

For particular disciplines, it is a requirement that the behaviour and conduct of students throughout their programme complies with the expectations of the Professional, Statutory and/or Regulatory Body (PSRB) with which they will be eligible to register upon successful completion of their qualification. 

In order to meet the stringent requirements of these PSRBs - in particular, but not exclusively, those relating to the conduct of students on teacher training or clinical placements - the University has “fitness to practise” procedures in place to formally review any alleged breaches of professional standards, and to uphold the principles of promoting and safeguarding the public interest, and maintaining confidence in the profession, by ensuring students on these programmes act with integrity and to the highest standards of behaviour.

Details about the fitness to practise procedures which apply to specific programmes will be provided in the relevant programme handbooks.